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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 5/8/2015.

Command-line utility that extracts streams from various services and pipes them into a video player of choice.

To install Livestreamer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install livestreamer

To upgrade Livestreamer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade livestreamer


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'livestreamer'
    $packageVersion = 'v1.12.2'
    $installerType = 'exe' 
    $url = "$packageVersion/$packageName-$packageVersion-win32-setup.exe"
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $md5sum = '9F5764DFEC39C877D820F2BFE0F3A3C0'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -packageName "$packageName" -installerType "$installerType" -silentArgs "$silentArgs" -url "$url" -checksum "$md5sum" -checksumType 'md5'

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Christopher Rosell


Christopher Rosell


Release Notes

Bug fixes:

hds: Don't modify request params when handling PVSWF. (#842)
hls: Handle unpadded encryption IV's.
Fixed regression in redirect resolver. (#816)


Added plugin for (mediacccde), patch by @meise.
Added plugin for Kanal 5/9/11 (sbsdiscovery), patch by @tboss. (#815)
Added plugin for Periscope (periscope).
Added plugin for SSH101 (ssh101), patch by @Razier-23. (#869)
artetv: Updated for service changes.
crunchyroll: Updated for service changes. (#864, #865)
hitbox: Fixed VOD support. (#856)
livestream: Updated for service changes.
viasat: Added support for
viasat: Fixed missing streams. (#822)
youtube: Added support for /channel URLs. (#825)

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Livestreamer 1.11.1 372 Sunday, January 18, 2015 approved

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